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    November 26, 2012
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two nfl cheerleaders shave their heads in a show of solidarity with their team's cancer-stricken coach. still rolling after all these years. legendary rockers the rolling stones celebrate their 50th anniversary with a blockbuster concert in london. ♪ i want to be your lover baby i want to be your man ♪ >> this is the cbs morning news for monday, november 26th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in egypt. president mohamed morsi is scheduled to meet with senior judges today to discuss his move to assume absolute authority. morsi's power grab has triggered three days of violent protests, injuring hundreds. yesterday the egyptian stock market was down more than 9.5%. some u.s. lawmakers are urging caution in dealing with egypt's new islamic leader.
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>> we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which the president draws much of his support. beyond the violence you get the sense the president's opponents don't quite know what to do. some people are trying to mount a legal challenge to his new powers. given the fact that he's now made himself immune to the courts, that may be useless. terrell? >> is this likely to be resolved in negotiations or could we see this turn into a long, drawn-out
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affair with protests similar to what we saw during the ouster of former president hosni mubarak? >> reporter: many people here still support president morsi but three of his senior advisers have resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%. probably for those reasons president morsi is trying to sound conciliatory. yesterday he reiterated his new powers are temporary and he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament. for many of his opponents, nothing will satisfy them short of the president immediately rescinding his decree. terrell? >> holly williams in cairo for us this morning, thank you so much. back in this country, congress returns from its thanksgiving break today and negotiations are expected to resume on the so-called fiscal cliff. some republican lawmakers are talking compromise as they try to reach a deal to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in early next year. susan mcginness is in washington with all details this morning.
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good morning to you. >> talks are starting on capitol hill this week amid new signs republicans are willing to take a new look at an anti-tax pledge they made. president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid the coming fiscal cliff. about $600 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at year-end. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what representative government should be about. no one gets all they want. if reagan and o'neill could do it, boehner and obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key here is whether or not the republicans will move away from the ideologically rigid position which has been the grover/norquist pledge which most of them signed that they will not go for additional revenues. >> reporter: for the first time, even the anti-tax pledge appears to be negotiable. several republicans are
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indicating they're open to breaking that promise. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming greece and republicans should put revenue on the table. >> reporter: but new revenue doesn't necessarily mean new taxes. >> i would be very much opposed to raising tax rates. but i do believe we can close a lot of loopholes. >> reporter: and democrats say just closing loopholes and cutting deductions isn't enough. >> you've got to raise additional revenues, including tax rates on the wealthy. >> those have to go up? >> they have to go up. >> reporter: in any deal, republicans insist on big cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and social security. now taxes are getting all the attention right now but these talks also need to address the federal debt limit. it's set by law at $16.4 trillion. the nation is already approaching the national debt of $16.3 trillion. nobody wants a repeat of that summer standoff we went through last year. >> certainly so. susan mcginness in washington
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this morning, thank you so much. while washington is worried about the fiscal cliff it appears the average american is looking to spend. the holiday shopping season got started in record fashion thanksgiving night and the spending spree lasted through the weekend. according to the retail research firm big insider, a record of 247 million shoppers visited stores or websites over the four-day weekend, an increase of more than 9%. and they spent more than they ever have before, an estimated $59.1 billion. retailers hope the shopping frenzy continues today, cyber monday. cbs morning watch's ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. americans' holiday shopping habits have a ripple effect on the global economy. this morning, asian markets were mostly up on the news of record retail numbers. and wall street investors like the sight of packed stores during an abbreviated session on black friday. the dow added 172 points to once again move past the 13,000 mark.
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the question now is whether the shopping surge continues online today. an estimated 129 million shoppers are expected to hunt for deals on the web. retail analysts expect this cyber monday to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. the firm comscore predicts americans will spend $1.5 billion online today, an increase of 20% over last year. >> some people like the social aspect of being in the store with others, some people like to shop in bunny slippers. for some it's the anonymity and convenience of doing it 24 hours a day from their own living room. >> reporter: smartphone shopping is on the rise as well. this year an estimated 25% of shoppers are using mobile devices to find the best deal. that's nearly twice as many as last year. and the trend will likely keep going up. if you're going to be shopping online this year, experts say you should make a list, set up online accounts first, use web tools like google products to compare prices. while cyber monday is expected
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to be a hit with consumers for now, it may not be the biggest online shopping day of the year much longer. this year, web retailers saw a 32% spike in online shopping on thanksgiving day. when you couple that with the number of stores that opened up on thanksgiving night, it looks like that holiday is going to be known for shopping as much as it is for turkey dinners. i don't know about you but i didn't get any shopping done. too busy grazing. >> that's the thing. that's what's supposed to be happening thanksgiving day. >> we'll have to get out our bunny slippers and get online. >> exactly. you know, it's pretty wild. i guess instead of punching your mother-in-law in the face it is a good idea to get out of the house and go shopping. that's the new thing on thanksgiving day. >> it's an escape is what it is. >> easier to shop during the day than it is to get up in the morning. >> and teal with family. >> exactly. ashley, thank you so much. for most, thanksgiving holiday travelers' trip home wasn't so bad. the sunday after thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.
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airports and roadways were packed. thanks to good weather most of the country and few airport delays, travel for the most part went pretty smoothly. looking pretty good. we'll see how things go tomorrow. coming up on the morning news, poison probe. the body of former palestinian leader yasser arafat to be exhumed this week to clear up a long-running controversy. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective
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that set off the firestorm of criticism. rice said a mob angered by an anti-muslim video was to blame, not terrorists. senator lindsey graham said he'd oppose rice but now said he'd listen to her. >> when she comes over if she does, there will be lots of questions asked of her about this event and others. but i do not believe the video is the cause. >> graham says he still believes the white house intentionally misled the public about the terrorist link to the attack. a big step for china's military. for the first time a fighter jet landed their only aircraft carrier. the chinese news agency says sunday's exercise marked the china bought it from the ukraine in 1998 and spent years refurbishing it but it's not expected to be ready for combat for some time. one of the great political mysteries of the middle east gets a step closer to being solved. what killed palestinian leader yasser arafat? he died in 2004 after suddenly falling ill. some believe he was poisoned by
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the same radioactive substance that killed a former russian spy in 2006. allen pizzey reports. >> reporter: for many palestinians yasser arafat is more a relic of history than part of the ongoing struggle for an independent state. for a brief period this week, he'll be thrust back into the limelight. his body will be exhumed on tuesday to find out if he was poisoned by polonium 210, the radioactive isotope that causes certain death. palestinian official mahmoud labahdy is in no doubt. you believe he was poisoned? >> yes. >> reporter: by whom? >> let's wait and see. but everybody knows who are the enemies of the palestinian people. >> reporter: for reasons of dignity the mausoleum has been closed off from public view and this is as close as cameras are allowed to come. three separate samples will be taken from arafat's body by specially invited forensic teams from switzerland, france, and russia. the results of the investigation aren't expected for several months but arafat's body will be immediately reburied with full military honors. palestinians are convinced israel supplied the poison.
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bedali is more interested in finding out if they had help from palestinian collaborators. >> a body has to be respected. we should know who did it and i don't think that by taking of his body they will know it. >> reporter: in the meantime, his image remains useful. it held pride of place at a demonstration to support a bid to gain observer status at the united nations for the palestinian state arafat spent his life trying to create two days after he was to be dug up and reburied. allen pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. in massachusetts, officials are blaming a utility worker for a massive natural gas explosion. the blast friday night injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in springfield. the state fire marshal says the worker was responding to a gas leak when he accidentally punctured an underground pipe. and immediately called the fire department. coming up mention, your weather forecast. and in sports a show of solid darety in indianapolis.
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forecast. showers and thunderstorms will run through eastern texas into the lower mississippi valley. some areas could see damaging wind gusts, hail and isolated tornados. rain will move into the ohio valle, up to 4 inches of lake effect snow showers could fall in northern michigan. and the northeast and west are expected to be fairly quiet. in sports the bye week was great for the new york giants. they routed the packers. eli manning broke out of his slump tossing three touchdown passing. aaron rodgers got sacked five times. bradshaw taking it up the middle for a 13-yard score. new york destroyed green bay 38-10. chargers had this one in the bag. all they had to do was stop the ravens' ray rice on fourth and 29. they did not do it. so the game goes into overtime. and justin tucker is going to kick the game-winning field goal. pat more comes back against san diego 16-13. the ravens 9-2. the chargers are 4-7, have yet to beat a winning team. a blizzard of rain won't
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stop a game but sprinklers will. i get playing in the rain but sprinklers? i don't know what you to with that. computer glitch at miami sun life stadium caused a slight delay during the third quarter. seahawks/dolphins. after the players towelled off seattle beat miami. 24-21. a controversial call with just 1:40 left in the game, stephon gilmore called for pass interference, that lets the colts run out the clock. they walk away with the 20-13 win. after the game the bills stevie johnson and fred jackson are steamed and confront the ref who made that call. two cheerleaders for the colts lost their locks for a good cause. during sunday's game against the bills, they shaved their heads to support head coach pragano and raised money for cancer research. in september, pragano was diagnosed with leukemia. he's in remission now, was at the game and got a standing "o." big deal for those cheer leaders to do that.
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when we come back, another look at this morning's top stories. and they might be gray, but they are gathering no moss. the rolling stones celebrate their 50th anniversary with a hometown concert in london. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. y'know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yeah, i know. oh, you're good. [ laughing ] good luck! [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. online pricing starts at $5.15. online outfit piccolo headphones buy now
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here's here's a look at the weather in some cities. washington, d.c. partly sunny, 52. warmer in atlanta, 65. rain and snow in st. louis, 46. clouds and sun in denver, 46. same temp in seattle, morning fog. top stories now on a monday morning. protests in egypt over president mohamed morsi's move to assume absolute power continued overnight. today morsi is scheduled to meet with senior judges to discuss the matter. mass demonstrations are planned for tomorrow. it is cyber monday. the monday after thanksgiving. some 129 million online shoppers are expected to spend $1.5 billion today.
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it's expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. get ready to catch lottery fever. this wednesday's power ball is worth a staggering $425 million. the largest prize ever for the game and could get even higher. the previous top power ball prize was $365 million in 2006 and was won by workers in nebraska, which is why we've already got the office pool going here in the news room. gave my two bucks this morning. tickets are $2 each and the odds of winning, 1 in 175 million. we'll give it a shot. they may be older but they can still rock. the rolling stones are celebrating their 50th year. ♪ i say hey, you, get off of my cloud ♪ >> mick jagger and the boys kicked off their five-show mega tour in london playing hit after hit. tickets start at 140 bucks but the crowd got their money's worth because the aging rockers played for about two and a half
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hours. ♪ hold your horses. pop singing sensation si marked his own milestone over the weekend, the video for his hit song "gangnam style" became the most-viewed video of all-time on youtube. hey, sexy lady. it was viewed 805 million times on saturday, passing the previous record-holder for justin bieber's "baby." in sydney, australia, there were plenty of ho-ho-hos. thousands of people dressed as santa claus gathered for a 5k charity run on saturday. this is cbs morning news. it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots
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will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger.
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a native american tribe in southern new england is experiencing a rebirth. their new efforts to bring back the tribe's language after it was wiped out more than a century ago. seth doane has the story. >> reporter: this text is not
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only unfamiliar, it was unknown. part of the once-lost language of the wampanoag tribe. community elder joan tavares-avant believes uncoding the tribe's few remaining documents could unlock hidden details. >> language to me is culture and identity. >> reporter: why so important? >> it has value. that's who you are. >> reporter: 69 communities once thrived across new england. today, only four remain. there were once more than 300 different languages spoken by native americans across north america. around 125 of those have been lost. the first to be brought back to life was the wampanoag language, in part because it was written down. colonists translated the bible into wampanoag in an effort to convert native americans to christianity. today that bible, along with documents including land agreements with colonizers, are used as a sort of rosetta stone to decipher what was lost.
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>> they wanted us to learn the english language and they wanted to civilize us. >> reporter: tavares-avant said that dealt a blow to a culture where much was passed down orally. it's interesting that what were in essence tools of oppression, whether it was converting through christianity through this translated bible, those tools are now the tools that are being used to piece this language back together. >> that's what we have. tat's all we have. >> reporter: since 1993, in mashpee, massachusetts, the wampanoag language reclamation project has worked to rebuild this language. today it's being taught year-round. tracy kelly is one of just two full-time wampanoag teachers. >> they're taught from day one that this is very special, this is sacred, language is special. >> reporter: the language
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reclamation project is trying to raise money to build a grade school. after all, this is about more than just decoding words and texts. >> it's almost like medicine. >> reporter: how? >> it heals me. >> reporter: it's about an entire community finding its voice. seth doane, cbs news, mashpee, massachusetts. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," possible movement in the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. we'll hear from tennessee republican senator bob corker. cyber monday is here. we'll show you how shoppers are finding the best online deals. and we'll reveal the five things you should know to avoid delayed airline flights. that and a whole lot more coming up on "cbs this morning." for now, that is the morning news for this monday. appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown in new york. take care, everybody, have a great day. ,,,,,,
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. you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. good morning everybody. it is monday november 26th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time is 4:30. be aware out there. there's heavy fog out there across much of the bay area. >> visibility is especially bad on bridges. anne makovec is by the bridges with conditions there. it was foggy this morning, ann. >> reporter: yeah, i'm standing on the embarcadero. you can't see it very well, but drivers should be aware there is fog on all of bay area bridges and on the